The Overcoat: a Musical Tailoring
Photos by Dahlia Katz
If clothes make the man, they can undo him.
Twenty years after it took the world by storm, the first-of-its-kind silent-theatre blockbuster The Overcoat is re-fashioned into a wholly original musical experience for the 21st century. Joined by award-winning composer James Rolfe, celebrated Canadian theatre innovator Morris Panych and his original creative team return to the drafting table to re-pattern Gogol’s 19th century tale of a lowly office worker whose life is turned upside down when he’s robbed of his new overcoat. Boasting a joyously transporting score, this Overcoat is a bold symphony of voices and movement, comedy and tragedy that addresses the universal human need for compassion, and our unfortunate tendency to deny it.
Starring, Geoffrey Sirrett in the leading role of Akakiy and featuring, Dora Award-winning tenor Asitha Tennekoon (Manager); baritone Peter McGillivray (Head of Department); mezzo-soprano Andrea Ludwig (Landlady); soprano Meher Pavri (Secretary); tenor Keith Klassen (Mokiya); baritone Aaron Durand (Sossiya); bass Giles Tomkins (Khodozat); and mezzo-soprano Erica Iris along with sopranos Caitlin Wood and Magali Simard-Galdés as the Mad Chorus
Geoffrey Sirett by Dahlia Katz
A co-production with Canadian Stage and Vancouver Opera
March 27, 28 previews 8:00 pm
March 29 8:00 pm
March 30, 7:00 pm (pre-show talk at 6:15 pm)
March 31, 8:00 pm